The Scottish government has confirmed that international students are to be included in the national coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme, making applications to study in Scotland from September 2021 an enticing prospect.
One such university in Scotland which has done much over the last 18 months in the battle against coronavirus is the University of Dundee.
Promoting the message of “One Dundee” - a community united in good times and bad - the University quickly moved into action against the virus by beginning collaborative research partnerships, providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and graduating 100 final year Medicine students two months earlier than planned from the School of Medicine to help tackle the disease.
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Learn more about Dundee and the move to protect incoming international students during their studies in Scotland below. If you would like to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
International Student Vaccinations in Scotland
Of the move to vaccinate international students in Scotland, Humza Yousaf, Health Secretary for Scotland, said: “There is a huge amount of work going on to ensure that everyone is able to get vaccinated. This is crucial to the success of the programme and our efforts to bring the virus under control.
“Based on the latest data, we estimate there could be around 65,000 international students studying in Scotland in the next academic year. I am pleased to confirm they will be included in our national vaccination programme."
Universities Scotland Director Alastair Sim added: “International students are an integral part of Scotland’s university community. As a part of that community, it’s absolutely vital that they have the same entitlement to a COVID-19 vaccination as other students and we welcome the clarity for international students that the Scottish Government has provided."
The University of Dundee
High-quality teaching, world-leading research, and a £200 million investment in a compact, friendly campus with an unrivalled position in the heart of the city centre are just some of the reasons why Dundee is a Gold rated UK university ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK.